Searching for the 5 W’s

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"Googlism uses Google to give you one-sentence answers on "who," "what," "where" or "when" a particular term is. Most of it is silly. For example, a "who" search for "Paul McCartney" results in a wacky list of descriptions ranging from "paul mccartney is a great musician" to "paul mccartney is a futile gesture." Whatever that means. But some of it is dead-on. […] The questions that Googlism lets you pose, and the questions that news stories address, are a natural fit."

I was surprised to see that Googlism could be a lot less stupid than Ask Jeeves when you ask it questions.

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